OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Tools Donations

We’ve put in place processes for receiving and handling donations and for everyone’s safety:

  • our Chesham workshop is open for tool donations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4pm
    (appointments are no longer required)
  • follow directions of the volunteers who will help unload items whilst respecting social distancing – your patience is appreciated
  • review our accepted/refused items list here before donating to help make the process much quicker

We would ask that items are in working order and in good condition and any electrical items have a CE mark.

The Workaid Shop

We’ve worked hard to put several necessary precautions in place to ensure that you can shop safely to protect yourself and our volunteers.  For everyone’s safety:

  • staff are required to have a negative lateral flow every other day
  • volunteers take a lateral flow before their shift
  • sanitise your hands before entering the shop – this is provided
  • we require customers to wear masks while shopping unless exempt
  • use the NHS Test & Trace App to check-in
  • please follow directional arrows and maintain social distancing at all times

Donations are vital to us, however, they cannot be received in the shop and must be made to our workshop. 

Our Workshop

The safety of our staff, volunteers, customers and anyone visiting our site is of the utmost importance to us. We have adapted the way we work by putting safety protocols and precautions in place which includes:

  • staff are required to have a negative lateral flow every other day
  • volunteers take a lateral flow before their shift
  • take the temperature of everyone upon arrival
  • shared areas and frequent touchpoints cleaned before each shift
  • one-way system when moving around the workshop and Workaid Shop
  • sanitising stations and protective screens throughout the site
  • face coverings worn when moving throughout the site (unless exempt) and removed at individual workstations if protected by screens
  • online rota system to manage shift patterns and maintain a safe number of people on-site at any one time
  • follow strict guidelines if people need to self-isolate, report symptoms of the virus or test positive
  • always adhere to social distancing

We regularly review our response to COVID-19 so it follows current Government advice and guidelines.

Our offices, workshop and The Workaid Shop are all COVID-19 Secure.

Workaid is registered with the NHS Test and Trace programme